Friday, 14 June 2019

DP CleanTech announces 9.5MWe Thailand biomass plant with Uttaradit Green Power Co. Ltd.

DP CleanTech Group’s Thailand office has signed an EPC(M) contract for a new 9.5MWe biomass power plant in  Uttaradit Province, north of the capital, Bangkok.   
The plant is owned by Uttaradit Green Power Co. Ltd - a consortium composed of Thai rice milling companies and the well-established IPP (Independent Power Producer) Phichit Biopower, which owns and operates a similar plant.       
Phichit Biopower will operate the Uttaradit plant under the conditions of the Thai government’s VSPP program, which has supported the development of renewable energy from locally sourced biomass and other renewable sources. The plant will be fired using either rice husks or woodchip (up to 100% of each) or a mixture of these fuels. For this flexible fuel requirement, DP’s MaxMulti HTHP solution has already been proven in over 100 plants worldwide, and is particularly suitable for complex, corrosive fuels such as rice husks and straws.  
For the new plant, DP will supply the boiler island (fuel feeding, combustion, boiler and flue gas treatment) on an EPC basis (design, procure and install and commission); and will also provide an EPCM service for the balance of plant. 
DP’s Managing Director for Thailand, Steven Christopher expressed his pleasure  at the contract award saying “We have been working closely with the Uttaradit Green Power Consortium for some time to ensure that our technology solution and the project economics are absolutely right in the long term for the owners and the local community. We are delighted that we are now able to move forward and work with them to bring this project to reality”.   
Phichit Biopower’s Managing Director Khun Jirayuth Waiwarawuth, was one of the key individuals in this project development and commented “The consortium has continually focused on ensuring that all aspects of the project are properly in place. Throughout our planning and selection process, the DP CleanTech team has demonstrated commitment to meeting our vision and our specific requirements and we are very pleased to continue this positive working relationship”.    
The project is DP’s second plant in Thailand, the first being the pioneering “all-coconut-waste” combustion plant in Mahachai. It will be Phichit Biopower’s second operation in Thailand. 
                          Specialist Coconut Waste to Clean Energy Power Plant - Mahachai Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand 
About DP CleanTech Group
Founded in 2004, DP CleanTech Group is a leading renewable and environmental management company which designs, engineers, manufactures, project-manages and commissions biomass, waste-to-energy and waste management projects.  Our focus is the efficient and environmentally responsible transformation of all types of waste - agricultural, forestry, industrial, household or landfill - into a productive resource, using the most advanced technologies available. Our excellent reputation has been built on proven, reliable technology and world class execution - which has been demonstrated in over 300 projects around the world.   DP’s core technologies originated in Europe, and have been successfully adapted to meet the requirements in many different markets.  DP pioneered the biomass industry in China to build over 75 plants since 2006. DP’s unique and powerful combination of the most advanced, proven technologies; unrivalled depth of expertise; and a cost effective global organization delivers highly efficient, scalable solutions that are reliable, long term and economically viable.    DP Group currently has ~ 200 employees located in 10 offices in 8 countries. 
About Uttaradit Green Power Co Ltd.
Formed 4 years ago, Uttaradit Green Power is located in Uttaradit Province.   One of the main shareholders is Phichit Biopower,  alongside a number of other forward thinking companies and individuals. Through Uttaradit Green Power, Phichit Biopower has a vision to develop a further 7 biomass power plants in Thailand using locally sourced agricultural residues such as rice straw, and cane leaves.  This will provide communities with new sources of income and improve the local environment by supporting  the Thai government’s efforts to minimize the practice of open field burning, which has contributed to significant PM 2.5 pollution.  In 2018, the company was awarded an ASEAN Energy Award for Renewable Energy for its work so far; and the company intends to pursue its pioneering work in the industry and local communities to fulfil a long term objective of creating a more sustainable energy industry. 
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